J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg.  2009 Mar;31(2):173-179.

Surgical and Orthodonic Treatment of Impacted Teeth Associated with Dentigerous Cysts : Case Report

  • 1Department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Daegu catholic university hospital, Daegu, Korea. dssohn@cu.ac.kr


Dentigerous cyst is an odontogenic cyst which occurs in unerupted tooth crown. After the crown formation, enamel epithelium remnants surrounded continuously proliferates and it forms effusionfluid cyst and expands due to increased internal osmotic pressure. Treatments of cysts are mainly enucleation, marsupialization and de-compression. When deciding the way of treatment, the age of a patient, the anatomical circumstances, the region of lesion and the size of cyst should be considered. Marsupialization is that some parts of internal cystic wall would be converted into oral mucosa if the cyst is large size and is concerned about neighboring anatomic structure. It can be accompanied by enucleation later and eruption of related tooth can be possible. If there is a limitation of spontaneous tooth eruption, eruption of tooth can be induced by orthodontic apparatus. There were 3 patients had dentigerous cyst and underwent marsupialization, their impacted teeth had preserved and had induced eruption, all showing satisfactory results.


Dentigerous cyst; Marsupialization; Forced eruption; Delayed eruption
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